Thursday, August 4, 2011
Concord River gets its own map.
I have fond memories of my first summer job: I worked in the kitchen of a pizza restaurant. I loved that job, partly because the hours — from 5-11 p.m. — allowed me to sleep in and still hit the beach before clocking into work. That, and the fact that I could eat all the pizza I wanted. I still dream about that job. Concord teen Kyle Calabria had a similar dream, only he wanted to be in charge of his own time. So he started a business. A landscaping and odd jobs business. It’s not only been really successful, but it’s taught him a few things along the way. I wanted to talk to Kyle because I’ve seen the signs for his business all over town — Yard Dogs Landscaping. They’re low-key and inoffensive — they don’t scream “HIRE US” — while being …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Stewardship Council, Rotary Club, OARS working together to highlight a hidden gem.
On Tuesday, members of the Concord, Assabet and Sudbury River Stewardship Council, along with Rotarians from Concord, Bedford and Billerica, and members of OARS — a conservation organization focusing on the three rivers — took off from the Bedford boat launch in celebration of the new Concord River Trail Map. The Concord River map now completes a set of three maps — one for each of the rivers. Present for the boat tour were Captain Jim and his First Mate Betsy; Rotary Club members Dawn Marshall and John Peterson of Billerica, Christine Pinney and Ralph Hammond of Bedford, and June Grace and Dick Hale of Concord; Alison Field-Juma and Julia Khorana of OARS.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A brand new guide to the Concord River.
The Concord River Boater's Trail Map, a guide down the historic and scenic Concord River, was launched today at the boat launch on the banks of the Concord River in Bedford. This map, the first of its kind for the river, has both an online and a pocket version. The map was produced with the support of the Rotary Clubs of Concord, Bedford and Billerica and from Rotary International, OARS, and the River Stewardship Council. Check Concord Patch tomorrow for a video of the Rotarians' river tour.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Organization for the Assabet River will monitor all three of Concord's rivers.
Concord is the land of three rivers – Concord, Sudbury and Assabet. Now, the local advocacy group that has been keeping a close eye on the Assabet for 25 years will help protect all three. On April 4, Organization for the Assabet River (OAR) members voted overwhelmingly to add the Sudbury and Concord rivers to its mission and to change its name. The organization will be known as OARS: For the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers. At a special meeting held at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Sudbury, more than two-thirds of its members voted, either in person or by proxy, to make the change on the organization’s 25th anniversary. The 31-mile long Assabet and 32-mile long Sudbury Rivers join at Egg Rock in Concord…